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A flamingo lowers its neck to drink from the water it is standing in. Its neck bends like a backwards letter S and its legs are slightly spread apart. The flamingo's body is a rosy pink, with darker pink legs, and a more coral pink color on its neck and wings.

Flamingos at Haulover Canal

An American Flamingo takes a sip of water in the Indian River at Haulover Canal on Merritt Island on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024. The American Flamingos are more common in Mexico and Cuba but the winds from Hurricane Idalia relocated them to Florida in September 2023. Kennedy Space Center in Florida shares a border with the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge where more than 310 species of birds inhabit the refuge.

Image Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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